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Leading through a global pandemic: Stories from the board

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Wednesday, December 2, 4:45–5:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Bill Bass  
Dr. Michael McVey  
Thuan Nguyen  
Dr. Ruth Okoye  
Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala  
Tony Wan  

Even in the best of times, education leaders face challenges everyday. But during a pandemic? Hear how four ISTE board members are confronting and overcoming obstacles to serve their schools, students and communities, and the lessons they’ve learned. What changes will stick? What shouldn’t go back to normal? Come prepared to join the conversation and share your own story as we discuss how education has changed and what comes next.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and the impact of learning with technology with other education leaders who want to learn from this work.
Connected Learner
  • Set goals to remain current on emerging technologies for learning, innovations in pedagogy and advancements in the learning sciences.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Even in the best of times, education leaders face challenges everyday. But during a pandemic? Hear how four ISTE board members are confronting and overcoming obstacles to serve their schools, students and communities, and the lessons they’ve learned. What changes will stick? What shouldn’t go back to normal? Come prepared to join the conversation and share your own story as we discuss how education has changed and what comes next.

Outline

Education leaders will share stories about how they navigated their organizations through the pandemic, and offer insights and tips about how to reach diverse stakeholders when engaging in major changes. There will be an audience Q&A afterward.

Supporting research

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-11-10-what-shouldn-t-return-to-normal-when-schools-reopen

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Presenters

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Bill Bass, Parkway School District
ISTE Certified Educator

Bill Bass is a former English teacher who now serves as the innovation coordinator for instructional technology, library media and federal programs in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, Missouri. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology into classrooms at all grade levels. Bass currently serves as president of ISTE Board of Directors, and was named one of National School Board Association’s (NSBA) 20 to Watch EdTech Leaders. He’s also a Google Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer. Bass has written numerous articles and book chapters, and is the author of three books: From Inspiration to Red Carpet, Digital Reading: What’s Essential in Grades 3-8 and Leading from the Library.

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Dr. Michael McVey, Eastern Michigan University
ISTE Certified Educator
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Thuan Nguyen, AVID Center
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Dr. Ruth Okoye, The Source for Learning
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Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala, Interamerican Development Bank
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Tony Wan, ISTE/EdSurge

Tony Wan is a co-founder and Managing Editor at EdSurge, where he oversees newsroom operations and covers business and investment trends in the education technology industry. He was named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in Education in 2014. He has an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and B.A. in History from the University of California at San Diego.

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